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about gun measures and abc 7 news political reporter mark matthews listened in on the meeting. >> reporter: democratic leader nancy pelosi began by saying it is time for members of congress to protect the american people. >> this is it. we have to measure up. measure up and we cannot the accept anything less than success. >> the head of the house task force on gun violence says there are measures that even gun advocates support. >> like universal background checks. like an end to the assault magazines with 30 o shots at a time. >> wendy was the first to ask a question of 9 panel. one of five people shot 13 years ago at a jewish center in los angeles. >> by a man who was ought on parole who is a self-proclaimed neonazi and able to get his guns through the gun show loophole. >> reporter: people who buy guns at gun sho shows are not subject to background checks. >> what happens if the law isn't changed? the law has to change. >> the congressman called the loophole ridiculous. >> the same thing assaying we will screen airline passengers in only 30 of the states. >> reporter: the h
in with her as she got on her float for the parade. >> i'm mark matthews abc 7 news. >> okay, audio, now. we're are sure what the inauguration sounded like for tens of thousands of today. >> the jumbo tron kept cutting out, audio feed was worse making most of the event unintelligible to everyone watching there. similar to what we just had. we just did a simulation of that. some people booed because they only heard every other word of the speech. >> we have more coverage in our 4:30 half hour, some residents got up early to watch the event. also, the fashion and what were michelle, sasha and malia wearing today, and a winery celebrating with a special toast. >> president obama paid tribute to the man birthday we're celebrating today. and they paused before this bust of the civil rights leader. the president said this was the first time he'd noticed the king bust among artifacts there and said it was a privilege to use the bible of the civil rights leader in his swearing in ceremony. >> the 24th annual martin luther king junior paradex÷(f held this morning this, is the oldest tribute to king
for employee health insurance, it's not clear just how much money is actually missing. >> mark matthews is on a famous restaurant row in north beach with the story. mark? >> we're here on columbus avenue across from washington square. the city attorney held a news conference to say restaurants have been adding a little surcharge to their bill. for... covering health care costs for healthy san francisco. the problem, he says some restaurants have been pocketing the money. >> this morn's news conference city attorney promised amnesty to restaurants that come clean and pay what they ow ee. this program seeks to remedy consumer fraud by a relative handful of restaurants and businesses. >> herera says fraud committed when restaurants hand over a bill to customers including a surcharge for health care coverage. >> he's thees establishments imposed surcharges on customers to cover the cost with san francisco's universal health care law that used little or no funds to provide benefits to their employee autos and the city attorney says quite a lot of money is missing. >> so we're talking about $
the manpower to make it work in abc7 news reporter mark matthews has the story from a neighborhood that has seen more than its share of shootouts. >> at 84th avenue and dowling this was the sound neighbors heard new year's eve. the sound of a gun fight reported by mike phones and transmit aid long with an exact transmission to patrol cars on the shot spotter response team. >> the particular case is an alert came in and less than 22 seconds. >> the quick response led to arrest of a man arnold with an assault rep load with 100 rounds of ammunition. >> goes to show given technology and the right amount of resources in the correct direction we can make a dent in violent crime. >> two hours after taking this gun off the streets, the shots spotter team arrested two more men armed with another assault rifle. that one night they had 200 shots spotter alerts within two hours. >> if i had more people i think our chances of apprehending many of those would have been a lot higher. >> that's one of the big challenges facing the department. in 2010 oakland laid off more than 100 officers. new year's eve
for combating gun violence but do they have the manpower to make it work? abc7 news reporter mark matthews has the story from a neighborhood that has seen more than its share of shootouts. >> at 84th avenue and dowling this was the sound neighbors heard new year's eve. the sound of a gun fight reported by shot fired mike phones and transmitted with an exact location with transmission to patrol cars on the shot spotter response team. >> the particular case is an alert came in and less than 22 seconds. >> the quick response led to arrest of a man armed with an assault weapon loaded with 100 rounds of ammunition. >> goes to show given technology and the right amount of resources in the correct direction we can make a dent in violent crime. >> two hours after taking this gun off the streets, the shots spotter team arrested two more men armed with another assault rifle. that one night they had 200 shots spotter alerts within two hours. >> if i had more people i think our chances of apprehending many of those would have been a lot higher. >> that's one of the big challenges facing the department. in
news reporter mark matthews. >> the movie zero dark 30 is about the hunt for osama bin laden. it is obviously based on a true story but the narrative strongly suggests that cia waterboarding of prisoners is what led to the killing ever bin laden. outside the amc16 in emeryville members of the world can't wait and amnesty international stage add protest, trying to dissuade moviegoers from seeing the film. they are worried the film will lead people to approve of torture. >> have we lost our senses? >> most of the people had the same reaction. >> it's not a documentary. it's basically a work of fix. >> the film makers have been quick to point out that zero dark 30 is a movie, but the cia did provide some assistance and now senators, including senator dianne feinstein and john are writing the acting director with questions about what sort of access the film makers were given, and what information was obtained through waterboarding or other, quote, enhanced interrogation techniques. >> you believe, when watching this movie, that water boarding and torture leads to information that
=uow extend bush ea tax cuts set up another confrontation between congress and the white house. mark matthews is here with what is ahead and also a talked about step last night to help wealthier taxpayer autos they put off action on the spending cut portion of the fiscal cliff. they're going to take cuts up in about two months from now, just about the time we'll hit the next debt ceiling. republicans prom yilgs a big fight over that. tonight a little pro vision in the deal that affects something called alternative minimum tax. congress instituted the tax in 1969 to go after millionaire adds voiding income taxes by claiming big deduction autos this was common. you can get into leveraged ky= very]c-k?ms >> so last night, whenc1]c congress passed tax cuts there was a pro vision to amt accounting for inflation. to e]8ain the impact they showed me a tax return for someone making $150,000 a year. >> this person is single, he's over that amount. >> our taxpayer still got hit with the amt. and the new adjustments didn't seem to be that big of a deal. >> i don't think it is. a few people will benefit
congress and the white house. political reporter mark matthews with what is ahead and a little talked about step congress took last night to help wealthier taxpayers. >> congress instituted the the alternative minimum tax back in 1969 to go after millionaires who were avoiding income taxes by claiming big deductions. >> and this was quite common where you could get into leveraged investments that would produce very high level amounts of deductions. >> brian is a san francisco-based tax specialist who has been writing about the alternative minimum tax and how it has gradually been hitting more tax paces than originally intended. >> it is not going to hit people that are in the $40,000 or $50,000 bracket. >> but if you are a couple making 150 and above. >> then the amt could come into play. >> reporter: particularly because the law intended to catch the wealthy was never adjusted for inflation and wages and prices, well, they have gone up a bit since 1969. , trapping more and more of the middle class in the alternative minimum tax. >> are we talking about millions of people? >> i'm sure. abso
back program is underway. >> mark matthews joins us live in novato one of five locations in the county. mark? >> they've run out of money fismt buy back locations. let's start in marin city. deputies admitted they had no idea how many people would show up. it includes a rifle and an ak 47. >> i brought in an the ak. >> really? >> yes. >> i bought it in the clinton era because they were banning assault weapons but this is like, 20 years ago. i've had a change in my fell loss fi about guns. i wanted to get rid of it. =glifornia.w it was illegal in >> what do you think of the ban being proposed? >> i'm for it. >> he told me shootings in colorado and connecticut helped him change his mind. more assault weapons were turned in along with more than one sawed off shotgun. >> any weapons we do take in there is nudge tok said the old lady whose house is burglarized and that gun is stolen that that is not used in a crime next year, next month. or against a police officer. whatever. so we're happy to get it. >> the county district attorney raised $43,000 for this gun buy back. but it's gone now, t
faith and credit of the united states will not be a bargaining chip. abc 7 news mark matthews is here with the challenge that the president is facing on this. >> the president says concept understand.jjw that is not what we found and the challenge facing the president is one that he began to address this morning. president told reporters raising the debt keeling is not a question of more spending. >> it allows the country to pay for spending that congress is committed to. >> then, he repeated that. >> raising the debt ceiling does not authorize us to spend more he said it a half dozen time autos this is about paying your bills. debt... >> social security checks and veteran benefits will be delayed. we might not able to pay our troops or honor our contracts with small business owner autos house republicans say it's about spending. they want cuts for every dollar the debt ceiling is raised. >> the president said he will negotiate spending cuts. >> the full faith and credit of the united states of america snot a bargaining chip. >> but the challenge is a lot of people we've talked to had
restrictions. mark matthews joins us live with reaction from the nra. >> today the president framed his presentation with school children who had written him legalitier ootz president is helping -- advocating gun control laws. school children wrote to him with suggestions including an 11-year-old. >> she says i know laws have to be passed by congress but i beg you to try very hardéfcs. >> the conzbres reluctant to pass comprehensive gun controls. he signed 23 action that's include providing more federal money but added these are just first steps. >> congress, too, must act. and congress must acfgs÷, soon. >> what the president wants is a universal background check for gun purchases, a limit how many a clip can hold and a ban on military style assault weapons, advocates are gearing up for battle in a new video, the rifle association goes after the president, personally. >> slammed being skeptical of having armed guards in schools, his daughters are required secret service protection. julia believes her voice and those of children around the country can bring change to stop the violence
for the joint military coalition protecting the president. mark matthews is here now. >> out of the 300 million already eight civilians invited to be co-chairs of the inauguration. a young woman is one of them. erica volunteers for the first campaign for president two years later his bill saved her life. >> i was actually diagnosed with a life threatening brain tumor. >> this campaign video shows insurance companies denied coverage because the tumor was a preexisting condition. doctors said she not afford -- had to have an operation. >> because of the health care reform, i had access to medical care. i have made a 100% full recovery. >> now, she's gooding to washington, d.c. as an honored guest. >> have you met the president? >> very not. >> do you hope to? >> i'd like to. >> to be at the inauguration, he's play forward presidents several times but this will be the first time he's gone to an inauguration. >> being black, having an african american president is an honor to play for him and that he's there. >> congress woman barbara lee got him tickets this student is packing to fly after winning
faem is not discussing whether security was adequate leading up to the assault. mark matthews is in the newsroom with the emotional and sometimes fiery testimony. >> apparently the last time hillary clinton will testify as secretary of state. she made it memorable. after months of waiting congress got a chance to grill hillary clinton offer security failure autos nobody wants to sit where i am you and know, have to think now about what could have, should have, would have happened. >> four americans were killed in the terrorist attacks. including u.s. ambassador to liba, chris stevens. whose parents still live in peed yonlt. -- piedmont. republicans saying the oevm ignored requests for more security. >> dots here were connected ahead of time. the state department saw this risk coming. >> and senator ron johnson accused the administration of misleading the american public. >> we were misled. they're supposedly protesting and something sprang out of that. that was not the fact and american people didn't know that. >> the fact is that we have four dead americans was it because of
in benghazi, libya. mark matthews has been monitoring the hearings. this was a big deal during the campaign now being revisited. >> what a showing today, clinton tough, tearful. she walk as way from the spotlight, her approval rating is in an all time high. hillary clinton walked in this morning to talk about the terrorist attacks on the benghazi consulate that killed ambassador chris stevens of piedmont and three other americans, she described standing with the president. >> i put my arms around mothers and fathers, sons and daughters and wives left to raise their children. >> republicans accused administration of failing to protect the consulate and failing to provide accurate information following the attack. >> boy have relieved you of your post. the american people deserve to know answers and don't deserve false answer autos we were misled there are supposedly protesting and something sprang out that have. >> with all due respect the fact is that we have four dead of americans because of a protest or guys out for a walk one night deciding to go kill american what's difference at this p
the president says he will negotiate on spending cuts but not on the debt ceiling. mark matthews is here now with more on what sat stake. >> republicans in the house say they won't raise the debt gmu and president agree to corresponding cuts. the president outlined the stake autos the president began by defining the issue. >> debt keeling is not a question of authorizing more spending. it allows the country to pay for spending that congress is committed to. >> he said americans understand the concept. >> you don't go out to dinner and... then, you know eat all you want. and then... leave without paying a check. >> if you do that, it's against the law, said the president. he added if congress fails to raise the debt ceiling american people will pay the price. >> social security checks and veteran benefits will be delayed. we might not be able to pay our troops or honor our contracts with small business owner autos again and again, the president repeated the fact raising the debt ceiling only allows for payment of bills that congress has already racked up. but when we went out to talk with res
with house republicans over the debt ceiling. mark matthews looks at the challenge the president is facing. >> president told reporters raising the debt ceiling is not a question of more spending. >> it's simply allows the country to pay for spending that congress has already committed to. >>reporter: then he repeated that. >> raising the debt ceiling does not authorize to us spend more. >>reporter: in the 40 minute press conference he said it half dozen times. >> this is about paying your bills. >>reporter: if the u.s. defaults on the debt. >> social security checks veteran benefit will be delaye delayed. might not be able to pay our troops. honor our contract with small business owners. >>reporter: house republicans say it is about spending. they want corresponding spending cuts for every dollar that the debt ceiling is raised. today speaker of the house boehner said the american people do not support raising the debt ceiling without reducing government spending at the same time. president said he will negotiate spending cuts but not with the economy hanging in the balance. >> f
news reporter mark matthews. >> people lane up to trade their guns for 200 dollars. >> i brought an old, old assault rifle that is about 25 years old. >> i brought an ak. >> it was a 22 rifle and just been sitting around for years and years. >> it's a little.22 revolver. i found it when my mother pwlomingings when she died about 30 years ago. >> in san rafael the collection included sawed off shotgun and more assault rifles that are illegal in california. >> more of a hassle to have it than it is to get rid of it. >> police sheriff's deputy didn't ask question about the guns just handed over the money glad to get the weapons out of circulation. >> any weapon we do take in nothing to be said that old lady whose house burglarize next week that it is stolen and not used in a crime. next to or next year or using against a police officer or whatever. any weapon we get we are happy to take the. >> problem with buy-back program there was not enough money. county handed out 43,000 dollars in less than 3 hours. then they began handing out vouchers. >> and those vouchers we will attempt to do
republican leader mitch mcconnell reached an agreement just minutes ago. abc 7 news mark matthews is monitoring developments in washington and will be bringing us latest developments. >> still to come at 6:00 it's in the bag. the bay area folks about to see big changes when they hit the checkout stand tomorrow, is that you?. >> did you receive a new cell phone for the holidays? i've got an idea on what to do with the old phone. put to it good use. i'm michael finney. 7 on your side is coming up. >> they're cutting edge. i think they're doing things differently going shake up the world. >> the young businessman making a name for themselves in wine country. they're not afraid of labels. >>> anybodying to the grocery store tomorrow is going to mts a big change. new year's day marks the end of the plastic bag in stores there. abc 7 news joins us from oakland. this is a growing trend around the bay and the nation it is. there is some debate about how % whit comes to the environmental benefits, that said, most think it's a good idea. if they can only remember to ÷ this sign says it all
is in session preparing to vote on legislation to keep frus falling off the fiscal cliff. >> mark matthews joins us live now following negotiations tonight. what is the latest? >> house republicans will put the senate version of the fiscal cliff deal up for a vo. sometime within the next 90 minutes or so. foremost of the day, they refused to call fr a vote there. was a lot of hand wringing today, an aid to john boehner described it as universal concern about a lack of spending cuts. the senate deal extends the bush tax cuts for every american making under $100,000 in year -- $400,000 a year, and it extends unemployment benefits to some two million americans. nancy pelosi sounded hopeful. >> it's a bill that was passed in the united states senate 89-8 tell me when you've had that on a measure as controversial as this. >> pelosi called to put the version on the floor. >> the issue of whether we have an up or down vote shouldn't be a question. shouldn't be a qe. we're told when we -- we would not have any legislative -- legislation until and unless the senate acted. when they did, we'd have a vote.
with an agreement to avoid the fiscal cliff. get is where does that leave us now? what happens next? >> mark matthews is in the newsroom with more. >> leaves us with a bill bit more money in our pockets than we owehozfy would have had. the agreement had an impact today on wall street. stocks surged this morning. the dow jumped 300 points. congress sent the president the legislation. >> this law is just one step in the broader efforts to strengthen our economy and broaden opportunities for everybody. >> for people making more than $400,000 a year, taxes are going up in 2013. payroll tax cuts expired meaning an increase on salary business 2% for every worker earning up to $110,000 a year n two months, congress will have to take up automatic spending cuts. and about that time, anticipating a fight over the debt ceiling. those voting admit it's not a permanent fix. >> it's a partial answer to a larger problem. let's sets the nation up for another fiscal showdown in mere month autos tax preparers are tweaking their numbers and h and r block a manager says the changes for 2012 are relatively minor
protecting the president. mark matthews has their story. >> erica volunteered for the first campaign for president two years later health care bill saved her life. >> so i was actually diagnosed with life threatening brain tumor. >>reporter: that is obama campaign video shows i object insurance company denied her coverage because the tumor was a pre-existing condition. doctors said she had to have app operation that she could not afford and then the president health care bill kicked in. >> because of president's health care reform hi access to medical care and i have made a 100 percent full recovery. >>reporter: now she's going to washington dc as an honored guest. have you met the president. >> i have not. >>reporter: do you plan to. >> i hope to. i would like to meet michelle obama. >>reporter: jazz pianist riccardo will take break from the gig at the top of the mark to be at the inauguration. he has played for presidents several times. this will be the first time he has gone to the an inauguration. >> being black and having a black american president is an honor to play fo
. holida holiday. mark matthews spoke with world most authority on d dr. king and the question. if they could have met what would the leader of the civil rights movement who was murdered in memphis have to say to president obama about guns and violence in our society. >> clay born carson 19 years old when he stood on the washington maul on hot august afternoon and listened to dr. king describe his dream for mivrjt one day. >>reporter: 4 years ago carson was back open the mall in the freezing cold. to watch barack obama take the oath of office. lake many involved in what he calls the movement he one derd what now. >> now that he has the power of the presidency, what is he going to do to bring king dream into reality. >>reporter: he believes dr. king would urge the president to take on the harder more complex issues. underlying gun violence. >> the problem of violence is not simply a problem of availability of guns. it's a climate of the culture. >>reporter: for king it was an issue of social justice. >> i think that what he would point out is that people don't kill other p
that the film sends the wrong message. more now from 7 news reporter mark matthews. movie zero cashing 30 business the hunt for osama bin laden. it is obviously based on true story. narrative strongly suggests that cia water boarding of prisoners is what led to the killing of bin lade laden. outside the amc 16 emeryville members of the world can't wait amnesty international staged a protest. trying to dissuade move aev ie goers from seeing the film. they are worried it will approve of torture. >> have we lost our morale compass. that's how i feel in when i hear this kind of stuff and gloor ification of torture. >>reporter: people come out of the movie had the same reaction as of this. >> it's not a documentary. it's basically a work of fiction. >>reporter: filmmaker quick to point out that zero dark 30 is a movie but the cia did provide some assistance. now senators including senator feinstein and mccain are writing the cia acting director what sort of access the film makers were given and what information was obtained through water boarding oren happensed interrogation technique.
, falls on the martin luther king holiday. mark matthews spoke with the world's foremost authority on dr. king. the question, if they could have met, what would the leader of the civil rights movement, who was murdered in memphis, what would he have to say to president obama about guns and violence in our society? >> claiborne carson was just 19 years old when he stood on the washington mall on a hot august afternoon and listened to martin luther king describe his dream for america. >> four years ago he was back on the mall in the freezing call to watch barack obama take the oath of office. like many who were involved in what carson calls the movement, he wondered what now? >> now that he has the power of the presidency, what is he going to do to bring king's dream into reality? >> carson believes dr. king would urge the president to take on the harder, more complex issues underlying gun violence. >> the problem with violence is not simply a problem of availability of guns. it's a climate. it's a culture. >> for king it was an issue of social justice. >> you know, i think what he would p
. >> president obama will be sworn in tomorrow. mark matthews spoke with the world's foremost authority on dr. king. the question is if they could have met, what would the leader of the civil rights movement who was murphyed in memphis, what would he have to say to president obama about guns and violence in our society? >> claiborne carson was just 19 years old when he stood on the washington mall on a hot august afternoon and listened to martin luther king describe his dream for america. >> four years ago he was back on cold to watch barack obama take the oath of office. like many who were involved in what carson calls the movement, he wondered what now? >> now that he has the power of the presidency, what is he going to do to bring king's dream into reality? >> carson believes dr. king would urge the president to take on the harder, more complex issues underlying gun violence. >> the problem with violence is not simply a problem of availability of guns. it's a climate. it's a culture. >> for king it was an issue of social justice. >> you know, i think what he would point out is that people
. decision for decade agatha continues to be contested and debated right in our own back yard. mark matthews has the story. if. >>reporter: in the annual walk through downtown los altos pro choice supporters sang songs, debated which side of the street would be best, but never stray from their belief that 40 years after roe vs. wade it's still important to publicly support the court decision and woman right to choose. >> i have 2 daughters and they have full family planning right is very important to me and to them. the fact that somebody else could dictate how they treat their bodies and what they can do with them is just present properties trust. >>reporter: people watching is uniform. >> i don't know why they still have to walk. they have the right for chicago's and i don't know why people are against it. >> something that we don't even really need to march for. it's just something that should already been, we feel it should be written in the constitution somewhere. >>reporter: just few block away at st. nick last catholic church there was a mass this morning to mark the anniversar
defensive. here is mark matthews. >> after months of waiting, congress finally got its chance to grill hillary clinton over the administration security failures at the benghazi consultate. >> no one wants to think now what could have, should have, would have happened. >> four americans were killed in the terrorist attack including u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens who grew up in the bay area and whose parents still live in piedmont. republicans say the obama administration ignored requests for more security. >> the dots here were connected ahead of time. the state department saw this risk coming. >> reporter: and senator ron johnson of wisconsin accused the administration of misleading the american public after the attack. >> again, we were misled there was supposedly protests and an assault sprang out of that and that was easily as certained that was not the fact and the american people could have known that within days and they he did not know that. >> with all due respect the fact is we had four dead americans. it was because of a protest or guys out for a walk one night who de
the so-called million mom march in washington in support of the bill. more from mark matthews. >> senator feinstein walked in with lawmakers, law enforcement officers, clergy and victims of gun violence. all supporting her call for a ban. >> we prosecute hibt 158 specifically named military style firearms. >>reporter: feinstein measure would stop the sale, transfer, importation and manufacture of assault weapons and clips that hold more than 10 bull lit let. >> military style all the weapons have one purpose and in my view that's military purpose to hold at the hip if possible to spray fire to be able to kill large numbers. >>reporter: feinstein knows it will be an uphill fight in congress. even here in the east bay there is a lot of skepticism. >> as citizen we are all allowed to protect our self and we should be able to carry whatever use whatever gun if we want. >>reporter: you support it. >> not really, no. it's not going to change things. it will keep going. >> i don't think that's the proper solution. i think there is more in did i knowth, backers hope t public o
it that the synoptic gos members, matthew, mark, luke and john, do not suggest the basis for the extreme, the savagery that we see in the motion picture, correct? >> not at all. you can really only find one lines in the gospels about jesus being lashed and whipped. and all that scourging that we see in the film and that takes about 45 minutes in the movie. >> spell that out a little bit. in matthew there is mention of being scourged before taken to the hill, that is the arduous process to get there, he was crowned with thorns, he was spit upon or smote or hit on the head. >> we certainly don't get a sense of the violence that attends the trial and the execution of jesus. we don't get that in the gospels at all. >> there's no mention -- let me clarify, there's no mention of scourging in john. and that brings us to another interesting question that we can raise with you and we're joined on the live line and he's actually been listening to us and he may choose to comment on what you've said thus far david brickner who is the executive director of jews for jesus which is celebrating, i believe, it's 30th
of the birth? >> ctainly both -- matthew specifically and luke more subtly claimed that she is a virgin. mark says nothing. and john says nothing about it. and the reason that both matthew and luke introduced that particular aspect or they have a tradition that states that about mary is because they're reading the jewish bible in greek. >> the jewish bible in greek. what was the language that the -- that was translated, the original language? jesus spoke in aramaic, correct? >> probably. >> and that was first translated into hebrew? >> the jewish bible is, for the most part, in hebrew. there are a few parts in aramaic. >> then it was translated into greek for the common man. >> for the greek-speaking common jew in minus 200. >> ok. now, it's your contention, is it not, that when the translation occurred between hebrew and greek there was a mistake made. what was the mistake? >> you know, that's augustine's contention too, i'm in good company. >> you mean the saint? >> yes. yes. >> of hippo? >> yes, one of my favorites. this is something that greek-speaking christians were aware of as early as
write this would be her last scandal with scandal in quotation marks. talk about that, matthew. >> well, you know, ever since she and bill clinton got to washington in 1993, there's been one scandal, in quotation marks, after another, most of which have proven to be not really scandalous at all. there was, you know, the suicide of her friend and former law partner vince foster who was the white house counsel. big investigation into whether anything nefarious happened there. turned out nothing but his very sad depression. you know, whitewater. lots of other things, you know, just didn't really pan out in a way that stopped her from going on to be elected. twice as a u.s. senator from new york and from a -- nearly getting the democratic nomination in 2008 and being secretary of state. so my point in the piece in the national journal was if you keep crying wolf essentially about someone, it's very hard for the, you know, 39th time you do it for it to stick. >> not only that but she's obviously gotten very practiced at how to deal with these kinds of situations. although she did become emot
everybody. [laughter] that was a lot of fun. mark was a real bitch. matthew i could sort of take. lucas week. john was really crazy. >> we will was pilot light? >> pilot, oh god. it was the dress i could not take. i also think going back to the original topic, of our free to mention interesting how the genre's cross. years ago sitting with two friends of mine we read some seminar and austria having lunch , so what are you working on now, my dear. she said, oh, i'm writing my memoirs. he said, at last you're turning your hand to fiction. [laughter] i mentioned earlier, i was friends with as a a berlin who wrote a great essay on tall store which influenced me hugely called hedgehog. the hedgehog has one big area. the fox has many ideas. i'm a fox. but as a fox we always love the other, and i'm in love with hedge talks. i only write about monsters and head towards. jesus is a bitch hag -- bighead charred. the only has one idea. we know what that was. tolstoy, he was the ultimate hedgehog. faust was i had charred. remember, i made a joke yesterday about when i wrote the novel about toast -- tols
before, never shall be again in matthew 24. and we saw again described that way in mark chapter 13. it's described that way again in the book of daniel in chapter 12. and described that way again in the 5th chapter of ezekiel. the greatest time of trouble in human history and it's coming on the peoples of modern israel. alas that day is great. jacob's name was changed to israel. it's the time of jacob or israel's trouble-- the great tribulation. whoever are those people are going to be in the greatest tribulation in human history. as i explained in the last program you need to know the identity of the american and british peoples. we've been blessed--not because we are better, but because abraham obeyed god. but now god is going to chasten us because we have not used our blessings as we should have done. we are not better than others, but god has certainly blessed us and we have not lived up to that blessing. david? why this is going to happen in the future. it's going to happen just before the resurrection of king david--the resurrection of the dead. that's when this tribulation comes
, david letterman has done it. my favorite, chris matthews did it again and again and again, insulting women. mark called michele bachmann mentally retarded. letterman attacked palin's daughter. she was 14, give me a break. nothing, nothing ever happened. it is profound hypocrisy. that's a theme in the book, how incredibly hypocritical the left has been in ripping this country apart. claiming to be the great champions and defender of women. yet, they'll only defend liberal women and their policies are systematically wreaking havoc on the very groups they claim to be champ uponning. women is a perfect example. highest poverty rate in 17 years as a result of the absurd policies of the administration, the job-killing policies of this administration. the extreme poverty rate for women is at an all time high. that means those women in america living below after the poverty line, we should not have women living below half the poverty line in the country, but 7.5 million of them are. more people were not in the work force as of april 2012, 53 million women not in the work force. the administr
'll be following? >> okay. so we'll be following you for that and a lot of other things. mark murray, thank you. >> thanks. >>> i talk with the host of "hardball" chris matthews. i sat down with chris while covering the inauguration earlier this week in d.c. and we begin with his thoughts on president obama's inaugural address. >> i think that the president has certain things he wants to get done and certain values that contribute to that, but i don't think it's meant to be a comprehensive speech, but i think he wrote it himself, a lot of it. and i think he put it on a legal pa. i thought important the part about foreign policy. we've had situations in the past where we had wars with countries and then ended up being their friends. why don't we start being friends. to me, it was all about iran. there is only other country we're thinking about going to war, with it's iran. why fighting the people of iran? why kill a bunch of people iran because we don't like their nuclear program? he wants to avoid that. robin wright says if we don't take advantage of the weapon between now and when they weaponi
'm michael smerconish in for chris matthews. leading off tonight, did anyone really win in the fiscal cliff standoff? on one hand it marks the end of the reagan revolution. after all republicans voted to raise taxes for the first time in decades. on the other hand, the deal could be seen as a big victory for george w. bush whose signature tax cuts are now permanent for the vast majority of americans. the winners and losers at the top of the show tonight. and what about progressives? some are upset with the deal they say president obama gave too much away. that he should have used his re-election victory to hammer opponents. we'll get a critique from left. >>> also the one guy you don't want to be is john boehner. he's under fire from both democrats and republicans for not helping victims of sandy. >>> plus secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a blood clot near her brain. so much for her critics on the far right who suggested she was faking being sick to avoid testifying about benghazi. >>> and let me finish with the reason it's hard to avoid
, ninety-nine dollars. call (star star)thd to shop now. >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews live from the newseum in washington where all day festivals have marked the second inauguration of barack obama. it began with a church service early this morning. but the celebration is far from over. the inaugural parade itself is currently under way and the first family is watching from the viewing stand just outside the white house. early this afternoon the president sent crowds along pennsylvania avenue wild when he and the first lady got out of the motorcade and walked several blocks waving to the crowds. it was a rare close-up look for many. the highlight was the president's inaugural address way was powerful and, i believe, lincolnesque. he called for an end to perpetual wars and gave a historic shout out to gay rights. on many fronts the president said it was time to act. >> for now decisions are upon us, and we cannot afford delay. we must act knowing that our work will be imperfect. we must act knowing that today's victories will be only partial and that it will be up to those who st
live edition of "hardball" starts right now. >>> well, welcome, good evening, i'm chris matthews live from the news room in washington wra i've been all day. it's been a day of history, pageantry, celebration marking the second inauguration of barack obama. what began early this morning, the church service. tonight, the president and the first lady will o o attend two official balls. this afternoon, the president sends crowds like when he and the first lady got out of the motorcade and walked several blocks waiting to onlookers for many of the hundreds of thousands who descended on the capitol today. also, for us, the high light, of course, was the president's inaugural address. it was powerful and i say linco lincolnesque. he gave an historic shout out to gay rights. on many fronts, the president said it was a time to act. >> well, we're all covered right now this hour. with me now are three msnbc political analysts. >>> i've introduced them to you in order, as you're sitting, so that we'll all understand this. i have to say, each in your own way, given the phenomenon that a real tel
do it. make your mark with ink from chase. [ticking] >> anton valukas says ernst and young was legally bound to make sure that lehman's audit committee and its board of directors knew about matthew lee's allegations of unethical and unlawful accounting practices, but they never did. did the audit committee know? >> no. >> did the board of directors know? >> no. >> did dick fuld know? >> did dick fuld know? well, he says no. >> the only place lehman's ceo, richard fuld, has publicly answered questions about his firm's bankruptcy has been in front of congress. >> i have absolutely no recollection whatsoever of hearing anything about or seeing documents related to repo 105 transactions while i was the ceo of lehman. >> he said the same thing to me face-to-face. >> do you believe him? >> there was evidence which would show that that's not accurate. the president of lehman brothers told us that in fact he had conversations with dick fuld about this and documents were shared with him which would reflect the repo 105 transactions and how they were being used. richard fuld's view o
senator chuck schumer. again, very different affair from four years ago. >> get's go to mark now, historian, author of "second act." the conversation we were having with matthew dowd earlier. as the president prepares to give this speech and speak to the country and the world, he also has to be conscious of the fact that most second terms, in recent history, at least, have not gone all that well. >> that's right. many second terms are rife with scandal and adversity. nixon in watergate. you saw president clinton, with monica lewinsky. there's also times when you see opportunities to do something really big. you saw that with ronald reagan. ronald reagan did not meet with mikhail gorbachev until the first year in his second term in office. this is two years after calling the soviet union an evil empire. he struck up a famously productive relationship with mikhail gorbachev that led to a softening in relations between our countries, and the easing of tensions as the berlin wall fell. >> as we watch this procession, i want to see if reena ninan can hear us now. she is right there fr
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